Accra, July 11, GNA - STAR-Ghana a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism (funded by DFID, DANIDA, EU and USAID) has pumped a total of 4,783,285.75 dollars to 36 organisations in an effort to consolidate democracy, a statement made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday.
The support seeks to inject accountability and transparency in the country's electoral system as the nation prepares for Election 2012.
According to the disbursement figures obtained by the GNA, the highest amount which was 332,943.00 dollars was given to the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) to educate Persons with Disability on the election 2012.
The least amount of 30,000.00 dollars was given to Ahenbroso Care Foundation to whip up public interest and support to ensure peaceful election in December.
Others are Action for Sustainable Development which received 60,000.00 dollars, while Alliance for Reproductive Health Right also got 60,000.00 dollars.
The rest were Blogging Ghana which got 100,000.00 dollars, Centre for promotion of Democratic Governance, 65,000.00 dollars, Centre for Alternative Development, 60,000.00 dollars, and Centre for Environmental Impact Analysis, 100.000.00 dollars.
The others are Centre for Development of People, 60,000.00 dollars, Chaufra Company Limited, 60.000.00 dollars, Choice Ghana, 70.000.00 dollars, Development Gateway, 70.000.00 dollars and Drama Network/Rite 90.1FM got 98,579.00.
The rest are Ghana Integrity Initiative, 120,000.00 dollars, Ghana Journalists Association, 100.000.00 dollars, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, 80,000.00 dollars, Institute for Democratic Governance, 200.000.00 dollars, Institute for Economic Affairs, 100.000.00 dollars, and Legal Resource Centre, 80,000.00 dollars.
The National Catholic Secretariat for Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference received 150,000.00 dollars; Northern Ghana Aid received 150,000.00 dollars with Pan African Organisation for Sustainable Development getting 70,000.00 dollars.
Other recipients were Partners in Participatory Development, 50,000.00 dollars, Penplusbytes, 150,000.00 dollars, Skyy Media, 80,000.00 dollars, Society for Youth Policy and Poverty Alleviation, 70,000.00 dollars and Sustainable Aid through Voluntary Establishment, 50,000.00 dollars.
The rest were the Ark Foundation, Ghana, 0.000.00, Voice of People with Disability Ghana, 36,000.00 dollars, Wassa Communities Affected by Mines, 10,000.00 dollars, West Africa Network for Peace Building, 100,000.00 dollars and Women in Law and Development in Africa, 78,000.00 dollars.
The Youth Action and Reproductive Order also got 40,000.00 dollars, Youth Alive received 80,000.00 and finally Youth and Women Empowerment also got 35,000.00 dollars.
It has the ultimate goal of improving the accountability and responsiveness of Ghana's government, traditional authorities and the private sector and to build on previous programmes including the Rights and Voice Initiative (2004-2010); the Ghana Research and Advocacy Programme (G-rap) (2005-2011); KASA (2008-2010); and the Civil Society Governance Fund (2004-2010).
Rights and Voice Initiative used a rights-based approach, while G-rap focused on research and policy advocacy by the more mature organisations engaging with the state, and these are think tanks and policy analysis organisations which were collectively called research and advocacy organisations.
KASA focused solely on natural resource governance and the Civil Society Governance Fund sought to strengthen the capacity of CSOs for monitoring and advocacy around good governance and human right.